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Artistic planetary maps: colourful images of our solar system

The images in this gallery could be Damien Hirst spin paintings or examples of pop art, but they are actually maps of the planets, moons and asteroids in our solar system created from information gleaned by spacecraft and telescopes.
Ian Geldard
Ian Geldard • 2 years ago

A geologic map of Mars viewed from above the northern polar ice cap, based on surveys from the Viking orbiter spacecrafts. Colours depict rock type (lithology), rock layers (stratigraphy) and structure.

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